Here is the skeleton of a painting I have recently worked on. It is from a photo I took of an engaging statue of Mary and Jesus, fashioned after the painting “Madonna of the Streets” by Roberto Feruzzi in the late 1800’s. The first stage of traditional painting involves a toned canvas and the “mapping out” of darks and lights. Usually the drawing is all done by brush, so I never begin with a pencil drawing. It would be lost under the first layer of paint anyway, and there are many more layers to go. I thought this week I might share some of the painting process of with you.